BAKKO Backboards

BBEFS812
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  • Regular price $1,999.95


NOTE: To process your backboard order we will need the following measurements: Fence post diameter, fence post spacing, # of fence posts - please note this information in "note to seller" upon checkout.

Over twenty steps go into the construction of each backboard panel. Pre-fabricated panel concept allows virtually an unlimited size and/or placement capability for any facility or application. Each panel is 4 feet wide, 8 or 10 feet high and weighs 80 to 150 pounds. The backboards are ready for play when the pre-fabricated, completely finished, green fiberglass interlocking panels are affixed to your tennis court fence posts or wall. The Bakko assembly kit holds the panels in a tight, unitized, s i d e - b y - s i d e construction. Kits come in traditional flat and single curved styles. All kits are complete.

Minimum adequate size is 8' high by 12' wide backboard (3 panels). Attaches to two tennis court fence posts which, on most tennis courts, are spaced 10' apart. 

Typically 16' wide (4 panels) and 20' wide (5 panels) backboards require 3 tennis fence posts for attachment. A 16' backboard, if post are standard, expose more channel and hardware. It is not as aesthetically pleasing. Typically 3 or 5 panel models have minimal hardware and channel exposure. 

If post are 8' apart a 16' wide backboard can be elegant. 20' wide backboards are very popular, especially in the 10' high series. Bakko feels a 12' backboard is adequate if only 1 person hits. 

If occasionally or potentially 2 people may practice, a 16' backboard is recommended. If 2 people hit and elegance is important, a 20' backboard is a must. Schools and tennis camps sometimes purchase 6, 7 and 8 panel kits, several panels for a continuous wall.

Visually looks like 8' Flat Slimline series. Designed to compete with those who build wood backboards. Each panel contains sound deadening interior (no metal interior frame) and is encased in the same outer fiberglass and gel coat shell coated with Imron paint. Three horizontal rows of pressure treated 2x4s (provided) are mounted to fence post. Holes are then drilled through panels at appropriate heights (instructions explain this) and attach panels with provided green faced bolts. 

    Installation requires more carpentry skill, however it remains very simple and quick to mount. Although not as quiet as our other backboards, it is quieter than an average wood backboard. It looks much better and does not fade, warp, peel or rot in 2-3 years like wood backboards. Economy series is competitive in price when factoring cost of materials, design and construction, filling, painting/repainting, installation and labor of a wood backboard. Economy series is often sold for driveways and backyards but requires mounting 2 or 3 standard fence post in the ground. Space required: Width of backboard and length of 40' (service practice requires 39', distance from baseline to backboard). Typically purchased by budget conscious court owners, driveways, schools and parks where noise is not a major issue. 

Most common purchase size is 3 and 4 panels.
8' by 12'

3 panels
8' by 16'

4 panels
8' by 20'

5 panels

 

Visually looks like 10' Professional Flat series. Designed to compete with those who build wood backboards. Each panel contains sound deadening interior (no metal interior frame) and is encased in the same outer fiberglass and gel coat shell coated with Imron paint. Four horizontal rows of pressure treated 2x4s (provided) are mounted to fence post. Holes are then drilled through panels at appropriate heights (instructions explain this) and attach panels with provided green faced bolts. 

    Installation requires more carpentry skill, however it remains very simple and quick to mount. Although not as quiet as our other backboards, it is quieter than an average wood backboard. It looks much better and does not fade, warp, peel or rot in 2-3 years like wood backboards. Economy series is competitive in price when factoring cost of materials, design and construction, filling, painting/repainting, installation and labor of a wood backboard. Economy series is often sold for driveways and backyards but requires mounting 2 or 3 standard fence post in the ground. Space required: Width of backboard and length of 40' (service practice requires 39', distance from baseline to backboard). Typically purchased by budget conscious court owners, driveways, schools and parks where noise is not a major issue. 

Most common purchase size is 3 and 4 panels.

 

Panels are 1 3/4" thick with correspondingly less interior framework and thickness of sound deadening material. Each panel is otherwise manufactured similarly to 10' high professional lines. Panels are pre-drilled so green face bolts attach each panel to metal channel. 8' backboards are usually suspended a foot off the ground. This backboard is not as quiet or pleasing as the 10' high professional series but an excellent, durable practical product, and a good seller. Typically purchased by schools, universities and parks. Most common purchases are 3 and 5 panels. 

8' by 12'


3 panels

8' by 16'

4 panels

 

Panels are 2 1/2" thick with metal interior frames dividing each panel into 20 sub-compartments. Each sub compartment is filled with sound deadening materials. Panels are encased in thick fiberglass and UV protective gel coat unitized under pressure in large molds. Front and edges of panels are sprayed with a high quality impact, solar and temperature resistant green polyurethane Imron paint. Panel faces have no holes; attachment is in back with wheels. Wheels allow panels to roll in galvanized metal channels horizontally attached to fence post. Each panel weighs 150 lbs. Flat backboards are traditional; this is Bakko's oldest model and over the years, a best seller. Typically purchased by country clubs, resorts and private court owners. 
Most common purchased size is 5 panels.


20 year old backboard
10' x 40'
10' x 12'
10' x 20'
10' x 36'

 

Made similarly to the 10' Professional Flat Series however curved from top to bottom. Logic of this backboard is it simulates a tennis match while you still achieve practice, warm-up and workout. When you hit the ball up, it tends to come back down toward your feet. If you hit it down, it tends to return up, like an opponent should in a match. Sideways, you still must run for the ball, just like a match. On-going studies on Bakko's test court reveal this backboard is first choice by players and professionals (if price is not a major consideration). The bottom and top project monimally from fence 6" due to curve, not very obtrusive. Typically purchased by tennis camps, clubs and extreme tennis enthusiasts. 
The most popular size is 5 panels.
10' by 12'

3 panels

10' by 16'

4 panels
10' by 20'


5 panels